Amy Winehouse Play Hits The Rocks As Father Refuses Permission to Content
The Amy Winehouse play, which was a Danish production, and due to hit Danish theatres in January, has been cancelled after the late singer's father blocked its use of her music and photos, The Associated Press reports.
"We acted in good faith when we gave them the permission for the performance. We believed that the format -- a theater play -- was OK," Koda spokesman Nicolaj Hylten-Cavallius said. "We were told by her father and the lawyers around him that we can forget all about the rights for the music, the photos, branding and everything." Winehouse spokesman Chris Goodman said on Monday that the family had never granted the theater company permission to use the singer's materials. The play, simply entitled 'Amy' was penned in a collaborative effort by Danish playwrights and was to have opened on Jan. 30 in a 220-seat theater in central Copenhagen. It was based on interviews, concerts, Winehouse's letters and newspaper articles.
Koda said that Winehouse's father, Mitch Winehouse, objected to the use of any of her music, photos or belongings but gave no reason why, Hylten-Cavallus said.
"Amy" depicts the Grammy-winning soul singer's life and relationship with drugs and alcohol. Winehouse, known for her beehive hairdo, died from alcohol poisoning in July last year at the age of 27.